Staff overview

LCCH International Faculty

All our lecturers are experienced clinical hypnotherapists from diverse backgrounds, who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to your training.


Peter originally trained in Psychopharmacology and spent many years undertaking research in the fields of anxiety, tranquilliser dependence, learning and memory, and phobias before training in Clinical Hypnotherapy. He now has extensive experience in hypnotherapy and lectures internationally on the subject. He has been instrumental in setting up the Hypnotherapy Pain Management Clinic and research programme at University of Malaya Hospital, Kuala Lumpur. Peter is also a consultant for the Hypnotherapy Unit at the Pantai Hospital in Kuala Lumpur. He regularly lectures to the international medical community on the use of hypnosis. Peter is Vice President of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and is co-author of the popular Hypnotherapy for Dummies, and Self-Hypnosis for Dummies. Peter is a regular guest on radio shows in the UK and Southeast Asia where he discusses hypnotherapy and related subjects.



My great passion is to enable my clients to take control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours when facing stressful experiences and life’s stressors. My motivation originally came from my journey caring for my wife and helping her overcome cancer.

The transition from hotel management to studying psychotherapy, complementary therapies and hypnotherapy was a natural progression as a direct result from my role as a carer. I have worked in the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) field for over twenty years. I am able to combine the different therapeutic approaches to personalise my treatments for my clients.

In order to share my skills, I volunteered as a therapist at Mind in Greenwich and as a clinical hypnotherapist in the Oncology Unit at St Georges’ Hospital. I served as a member on my local residents’ association for many years, developing and promoting neighbourhood events.

Encouraged by colleagues and friends to utilise my teacher training qualification, and my extensive experience and knowledge as a specialist lecturer teaching students at a range of colleges to both further education and degree levels, I co-founded and am Vice Principal of LCCH International college, we train students in clinical hypnotherapy to promote wellbeing and healing, thus raising the profile of hypnotherapy within the CAM field. I am a Fellow of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Director of Studies

Julia is a full time hypnotherapist and personal development coach working in Central London. Spending more than 25 years within a public sector organisation, Julia’s MSc research and subsequent clinical focus has been towards dealing with all types of anxiety, particularly the increasingly prevalent issue of workplace anxiety. From a musical background, Julia also specialises in dealing with a comprehensive range of performance related issues, including: performance anxiety; procrastination and perfectionism; and performance enhancement. An advocate of positive psychology principles, believing that ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,’ in addition to using hypnosis in a clinical setting, Julia incorporates this into her work as a personal development coach.

Programme Leader for the Medical Diploma, Senior Lecturer

Charles comes from a psychoanalytic/psychotherapy background, qualifying in 1986. After practising for many years as a full-time psychoanalytic psychotherapist, Charles decided to investigate other forms of therapies which might also produce beneficial but quicker results for his patients. He undertook his training in Clinical Hypnosis, realising that such training would help equip him to work more effectively as a clinician, and qualified with distinction in 1998.


Digital Marketing and Technology Director, Senior Lecturer

Bill migrated to hypnotherapy from the defense / information technology management sectors. He has more than 20 years experience in the coaching and personal development industry. He has been involved in various hypnotherapy research projects including the development of computer based tools to assist therapists. He has hypnotherapy practices in Central London and in High Wycombe and has developed a reputation for the successful treatment of trauma, addictions and anxiety based conditions generally. He has appeared on both TV and Radio shows discussing various aspects of psychotherapy. As well a senior lecturer with LCCH International, Bill’s role within the college encompasses responsibility for their digital marketing strategy and use of technology.


Principal, LCCH International Scotland

Angela graduated from Glasgow University in 1980 with a degree in Psychology. She specialises in obsessive compulsive disorders (OCDs), the eradication of unwanted habits, women’s issues, and the successful treatment of eating disorders. Angela is Stress Management consultant to several large corporations and regional authorities and has her own radio programme, Alternative Answers, in Glasgow.


Lecturer, LCCH International Scotland

Marian is Practice Manager at the Harvest Clinic. Her professional background includes working with traumatised children, self esteem training for young people, therapeutic care elderly patients and is involved in health initiative projects working in the community on self-esteem issues. She is also a Reiki Master and an NLP practitioner who trained with Paul McKenna and Richard Bandler.


Principal & Director of LCCH International Asia

Sheila Menon is the Principal for the London College of Clinical Hypnosis (Asia-Australia). She has over 20 years’ experience as a clinical hypnotherapist and is a Fellow of the British Association of Medical Hypnosis and the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She is also the past president of the Malaysian Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Being a hands-on Principal, Sheila lectures in London and Asia. She is also one of the Directors of the LCCH Therapy Centre at Pantai Hospital KL. Sheila is also the International Liaison for the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and a regular contributor on BFM 89.9 Radio Station and Shape magazine.


Principal & Director of LCCH International Portugal

Tess Serrano has an honours degree in Psychology from the University of Lancaster, and has been a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) since 1993. In 1995 she completed a Master’s Degree in Environmental Ethics and Values at the University of Lancaster. She had an internship at the Jewish Social Services in Manchester, helping to support institutionalised patients and their integration into the community. She studied Clinical Hypnotherapy in Manchester and has been a practicing clinical hypnotherapist in Portugal since 2000. She also served as a Human Resources Advisor from 2000-2010, until she took over the Direction of LLCCH International in Portugal, where she runs regular courses in Porto and Lisbon. She is also an EMDR therapist and member of the EMDR Association of Portugal.



Catherine has a strong foundation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, having gained her MSc in the subject and been practicing for 14 years. Catherine has an eclectic and pluralistic approach, integrating Mindfulness, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Hypnotherapy depending on the needs of her clients. In addition to her private practice, Catherine has worked with MIND (mental health organisation) and in Education. She runs mindfulness groups and workshops, and teaches mindfulness in schools to both pupils and teachers.


Medical Director LCCH International UK

Alpana graduated from the Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians. She is currently completing her training in Psychiatry. Alpana has spent over 10 years working for the NHS and since completing her Medical Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis she has been passionate about promoting the use of hypnotherapy within the NHS.


Lecturer, LCCH international Scotland

Phil has been a practicing hypnotherapist since 2012, with a particular interest in sports hypnosis. He has been a competitive runner and cyclist, and is now a keen golfer. Phil qualified with a degree in medicine from Edinburgh University in 1991, training first in paediatric medicine and then in anaesthesia for children, practicing as a consultant paediatric anaesthetist in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh since 2003.


Senior Lecturer

Michelle, is a professional clinical and cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist who works eclectically integrating her experience and training in her private clinic in Axminster Devon.

With many years of experience and practice to reflect and draw upon she has a background in adult education and psychology, but originally started her life working in dispensing pharmacy with Boots.

She has taught internationally for many years, and continues to lecture write and deliver CPD courses/workshops and masterclasses both in her private clinic and collaboratively with other notable specialists.


Medical Director LCCH International Asia

Dr. Alan Soh is the Medical Director of the LCCH International Asia and the President of the Malaysian Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

He is also a general medical practitioner with his own practice in Shah Alam, Selangor, where clinical hypnotherapy is offered both as an adjunct to medical practice and as a stand-alone clinical hypnotherapy option.

Dr. Alan is actively pioneering the research into the use of clinical hypnosis and surgery and is the Course Leader for the Advanced Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy.

He believes that symptoms are an expression of a delicate interplay of biological, psychological and social factors. His training as a medical doctor has enabled him to manage the biological components of diseases, whilst his experience in clinical hypnotherapy enables him to practice holistic medicine and address the psychological and social components of illnesses. Dr. Alan is a visiting Hypnotherapy Consultant at the University Malaya Medical Centre’s Chronic Pain Clinic.

Dr. Alan holds a Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and a Specialist Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy and is a full member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He lectures at all levels of courses offered at LCCH Asia.



Angela completed her principal hypnotherapy training in 2002 and in 2014 she became a certified Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist.

Her auxiliary studies in the field of reproductive health (namely HypnoFertility, HypnoBirthing© and psychosexual disorders) reflect her interest in human biology as well as psychology.

Angela currently sees clients at 4 London-based clinics and her bespoke treatment style draws on years of research, training and practice; aligning modern hypnotic methodology with current developments in the field of mind-body medicine.


Lecturer, LCCH International Scotland

Shona graduated from Edinburgh University with an Honours degree in Psychology (1989) and a degree in Medicine (MBChB 1991). She has been a Consultant Anaesthetist in NHS Lothian since 2002, with  a strong interest in Medical Education and training, and a clinical hypnotherapist since 2012. She has a particular interest in the use of hypnotherapy for weight control and stress management.